Fragments - The Internet Protocol Journal - Volume 1, No. 3

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was incorporated in late October. ICANN is a private, non-profit corporation, managed by an international board, formed to coordinate and administer policies and technical protocols relating to the domain name and address system that permits Internet communications to be routed to the correct person or entity. Its proposed duties include those now performed under U.S. Government contract by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), whose Director, Internet pioneer Jon Postel, died on October 16th. ICANN has elected its Initial Board and chosen Michael M. Roberts as its Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, the Board chose Esther Dyson as its Interim Chairman, and appointed an Executive Committee consisting of Dyson, Gregory L. Crew, Hans Kraaijenbrink and Roberts. The other Initial Board members include Geraldine Capdeboscq (France), George H. Conrades (United States), Gregory L. Crew (Australia), Frank Fitzsimmons (United States), Hans Kraaijenbrink (The Netherlands), Jun Murai (Japan), Eugenio Triana (Spain), and Linda S. Wilson (United States). ICANN was originally proposed by Postel on behalf of a broad coalition of Internet stakeholders in response to the request by the U. S. Government last June that the Internet community create a global consensus non-profit corporation to which the U.S. could transition the responsibility for overseeing and funding those coordination activities. For more information, see:

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) will be held in Singapore, March 1-5, 1999. APRICOT provides a forum for key Internet builders in the region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world. The week-long summit consists of seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and other forums—all with the goal of spreading and sharing the knowledge required to operate the Internet within the Asia Pacific region. For more information, see:

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Ole J. Jacobsen, Editor and Publisher

Editorial Advisory Board
Dr. Vint Cerf, Sr. VP, Internet Architecture and Engineering
MCI WorldCom, USA

David Farber, The Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunication Systems
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Edward R. Kozel, Sr. VP, Corporate Development
Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

Peter Löthberg, Network Architect
Stupi AB, Sweden

Dr. Jun Murai, Professor, WIDE Project
Keio University, Japan

Dr. Deepinder Sidhu, Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Director, Maryland Center for Telecommunications Research, USA

Pindar Wong, Chairman and President
VeriFi Limited, Hong Kong

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